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Inquisitors, Priests, and the People during the Catholic Reformation in Spain

Sara T. Nalle
The Sixteenth Century Journal
Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter, 1987), pp. 557-587
DOI: 10.2307/2540870
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2540870
Page Count: 31
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Abstract

During the second half of the sixteenth century, the Inquisition joined in the church's efforts to teach all Spaniards key Tridentine attitudes regarding everyday religious and moral behavior. To reach the rural population, the Inquisition relied heavily on networks of local officials who investigated cases and relayed messages and prisoners to the central courts. This article examines in detail one of these networks, the comisarios of the tribunal of Cuenca, who were drawn from the parish clergy of the district's smaller towns. In Cuenca, comisarios effectively increased the Inquisition's ability to process a high volume of trials aimed at eradicating mistaken popular religious beliefs and attitudes.

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